VeggieBoards banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm really confused on what I should I do: I am getting a guinea pig tomorrow and I really want to name him chowder (after the cartoon,) but the cartoon character is named after food so I guess I would subsequently be naming my animal after food which sort of bothers me since the point is FRIENDS not FOOD. ? What do you guys think?
 

·
Sceptic vegan
Joined
·
16 Posts
Some humans have Candy as a name, but they still aren't considered food. Besides, chowder is usually not made of guinea pigs... So I think there's nothing disturbing here
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,959 Posts
It's all about how it makes you feel.
If you think it could cause you to feel uncomfortable, or friends may pick up on the reference, then pick something different.
Guinea pig don't care.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
One of my guinea pigs is called Doughnut because he has a sort of white stripe around his middle that resembles a doughnut shape. Another one is called Caramel because it looks like caramel has been drizzled on top of him. As people have said, the guinea pigs don't care, you can name them whatever you want. :)
 

·
Lifelong vegetarian
Joined
·
2,617 Posts
My cat has the name Mickey (not our choice) but he is not a mouse (= food for a cat).
 
  • Like
Reactions: Purp

·
Registered
Joined
·
337 Posts
Name your guinea pig anything that pleases you. I usually try to name my pets based on their appearance. For example I had a cat named skittles, (after the candy), because she was a tortie and her fur was all colors. My cat Cleo got her name because she looks very regal and acts like a princess.

So name him/her after food if you like, but, I think I would prefer a fruit, vegetable or candy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,026 Posts
A long time ago I had a cat named Bagel (because he curled like a Bagel/donut). It was a cute name.

In general though I tend to prefer human names. My current companion animal names are: Floyd, Percy, Otis, Bella, and Bogart.
 

·
Vegan since 1991
Joined
·
3,660 Posts
How about a nice binary name, like 011000101 ?


.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Purp and LedBoots

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
My first dog is called Popsicle and my second dog is called Poptart, in honor of my first. Why did I name them this? Because it sounded cute and they were both named before I went vegan and still ate junk food all the time. Does "junk food" count as real food? LOL since I don't really eat popsicles and poptarts anymore....

oh and I once had another dog called Oreo. so yeah... I was definitely a junk food addict...haha
 

·
Vegan since 1991
Joined
·
3,660 Posts
How about letting the animal choose his/her own name? My dogs are named, "Woof woof" and "Fart of great power".

.
 

·
Plant Powered
Joined
·
439 Posts
I know someone with a cat named Wonton, and I think it's the cutest name ever ^_^ I also use the nickname Pea, or Peanut as a term of endearment for my girl cats ^_^
 

·
Impeach the gangster
Joined
·
10,052 Posts
I had an all-white zebra finch who I named Vanilla, after her color. She didn't seem to mind.
 

·
Bandit
Joined
·
544 Posts
Yeah I have this vaguely uncomfortable feeling when I see cats named Cookie, or Pancake, but Cookie is also a human female name and pancakes can be vegan.

However, if someone names their companion animal "Bacon" or "KFC" that's not cute at all.
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top